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El Camino Real -- Colonial Dames Monument, SH 21 at the TX Welcome Pavilion
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 31° 27.728 W 093° 45.230
15R E 428383 N 3481065
Quick Description: One of five markers and plaques at the SH 21 TX Welcome Pavilion on the west shore of Toledo Bend Reservoir, this plaque erected by the Colonial Dames recalls the historic crossing of the Sabine River on El Camino Real
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/8/2018 1:35:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMXG3R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
This pink granite monument was erected by the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century in 1969, and has been moved within the last few years from a roadside picnic area to this new Texas Welcome Pavilion.

It is co-located with DAR El Camino Real Marker No. 1.

The pavilion is located on the western shore of Toledo Bend Reservoir at the border between Texas and Louisiana along El Camino Real (LA SH 6 and TX SH 21).

The waymarked monument was erected by the Colonial Dames. A second similar pink granite monument was placed by the Daughters of the American Colonists, and is not part of this waymark.

The monument reads as follows:

"1607 [logo of the Colonial Dames] 1701

on the Sabine River, which is been used for more than 400 years. First by the Indians, later by the Spaniards, the French, and other Europeans, and more than 50,000 Anglo-Americans who came to settle in Texas prior to statehood.

Erected by

Mrs. John Connally Kelly, President
Mrs. Margaret and Scruggs Caruth, Chairman.
A.D. 1969"
Feature Discription: Historical marker

Web address for the route: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Address: [Web Link]

Beginning of the road: Natchitoches LA

End of the road: Guerrero MX

Visit Instructions:
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